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State Parks offers ‘free days!’

04/22/2014 - 11/11/2014 - All Day

Visit one of our beautiful state parks for free this weekend! Washington State Parks announces Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20 are the first of 12 “free days” in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park.

The “free days” are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on state-managed recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources. The 2014 State Parks free days are as follows:

• January 19 and 20 – in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• March 19 – Washington State Parks birthday
• April 19 – A spring Saturday “free day”
• April 22 – Earth Day
• May 11 – A spring Sunday “free day”
• June 7 and 8 – National Trails Day and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend
• June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
• August 25 – National Park Service birthday
• September 27 – National Public Lands Day
• November 11 – Veterans Day

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Whatcom Women in Business Mix & Mingle

04/23/2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at BelleWood Acres
6140 Guide Meridian Rd.,

Need to expand your Sphere of Influence? Want new clients? Seeking advice on insurance, real estate, investments, cosmetics, fashion, style, health, life coaching? Looking for a new hair stylist, chiropractor, interior designer, a wine to try, or a tour to take? Then this is one networking event you won’t want to miss! $20 could lead to your next closed transaction, change your life, or change someone else’s. Bring your business cards, a smile, and an open mind! It’s the Whatcom Women in Business Mix & Mingle event Wednesday, April 23rd from 6-8pm at Bellewood Acres!

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MBT Education Program: Bronkar’s Circus of Sound

04/24/2014 - 10:00 am - 1:30 pm at Mount Baker Theatre
104 N Commercial St

International superstar Bronkar Lee blends music, comedy, raw skill, and contagious energy in a way that you’ve never before experienced. His one man “circus of sound” is unbelievably just a mouth and a body full of pulsing rhythmic energy, and combined with charismatic audience interaction, this is a show that will leave you in awe. Bronkar has honed his craft with appearances all over the United States, Canada, and Europe while touring the cruise ship, music festival, college, and fair circuits.

Date/Time: Apr 24th @ 10:00am and 12:15pm
Price: Tickets $5.00/$6.50 plus applicable fees.


Tulip Festival Street Fair

04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014 - 10:46 am at Mount Vernon
South 1st Street

The Tulip Festival Street Fair is back and better than ever! Stroll among hundreds of new and returning arts & crafts vendors for the best art, photography, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food stuffs, unique gifts, delicious food court offerings, fantastic live entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Make it a family tradition to meet at the Tulip Festival Street Fair!

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35th Annual KidsFest Auction

04/25/2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Bellingham Boys & Girls Club
1715 Kentucky Street

“Come Sail Away” at the 35th Annual KidsFest Auction to benefit the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club, on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm. Presented by KeyBank. Champagne, Appetizers, and Dinner. Catered by Hilltop Restaurant & Catering. Live & silent auctions, raffles, dessert dash – all to benefit the 3,500 youth served through the Club annually.

Event is $65 per person until March 25, after March 25-$75 per person. VIP whiskey tasting tickets are $45 extra. For more information, please contact Bellingham Branch Director Jill Reid at, call 360-527-9777, or visit

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Springtime at the Bay Craft Fair

04/26/2014 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Squalicum Boathouse
2600 N. Harbor Loop Drive

Your invited to the first annual Springtime at the Bay craft fair and bazaar! Held in the Squalicum Boathouse in the beautiful Zuanich Park in Bellingham, this event is sure to be a hit as vendors from all over the Northwest Washington come to show, share, and sell their wares! This event is the perfect time to shop for the ladies in your life, spend quality time with friends, and introduce yourself to some local business’ and products you haven’t seen before. Admission & parking are FREE. The event is supporting Relay for Life Team Danza.


Dirty Dan Days Festival

04/27/2014 - 10:30 am - 4:30 pm at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

Dirty Dan Days is Fairhaven’s annual celebration of seafood and the community founder, Dirty Dan Harris. The festival includes live music, a beer garden, a Dirty Dan look-a-like contest, the historic piano race, donut eating contest, and the Chuckanut Chowder Cook-off.

For a complete schedule of events, click HERE.

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The Mouse That Roared

05/01/2014 - 05/18/2014 - All Day at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street

The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents The Mouse That Roared – a hilarious, rib-tickling comedy.  The Mouse That Roared is a quirky classic of world literature, a poignant tale of political morality, and a hilarious, ultimately triumphant portrait of international relations from the perspective of the little guy.

Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for seniors (62 or better) and students, and $8 for children. The box office opens Tuesday April 22 at the theatre. Visit in person, or call 354 4425, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Performance dates include: May 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm; May 4, 10, 11, 16, 17 at 2:00pm


14th Annual Children’s Art Walk

05/02/2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave

On Friday, May 2nd from 6 – 9 pm, Whatcom County students will proudly display their works of art during the 14th annual Children’s Art Walk presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County. There will be a number of activities for kids and adults, music, and more to celebrate the arts in schools. In addition, Allied Arts Gallery will feature professional work by Allied Arts Teaching Artists in Whatcom County.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

05/03/2014 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at Oak Bowl & Mario’s Pizza
531 SE Midway Blvd.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Kids with a Big Brother of Big Sister say their Big helped them make better choices in their life.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community – it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success.
As a “thank you” for your support and enthusiasm, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts a celebratory party at Oak Bowl. No bowling experience is required, only the willingness to share in our heartfelt and sincere thanks for helping us transform our community.

Form a team. Get your friends and family involved! Get your team signed up now and start fundraising today! Sign up your company! Can your company put together more fundraising teams? What about underwriting our expenses through sponsorship? Click HERE to sign up.

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